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Hi I'm Laura

I'm in nursing school, I play soccer, I wish I could snowboard every day, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up playing soccer and played until my senior year of high school. After many prayers, I turned down a scholarship to play at a university and decided to focus on school instead. I am currently pursuing a nursing degree at a university in California. I enjoy studying and attending my clinical rotations where I shadow other nurses. I had a love for being outdoors since I was a young girl. I enjoy running, playing sports, hiking, biking, and going to the beach with my husband.

Why I am a Mormon

For many years in my teenage life, I was looking for something 'more' in life. It seemed that nothing I did ever filled the hole in my heart. I tried filling this hole with music, friends, soccer, and even homework. Something was still missing. I didn't feel as happy as I thought I should. After fervent prayer, I challenged myself to really investigate the Church. I studied the scriptures, prayed in faith, learned more about the Savior and spend more time with my family. It was one of the best weeks of my life. I felt true joy and happiness I am meant to feel. Our modern day prophets, through modern day revelations, help us understand why we are here, what we need to do, and where we are going. Our brother and Savior, Jesus Christ, know who we are, know us by name, and know how we feel at all times. I am a Mormon because the true Church brings me happiness, knowing that we have a loving Heavenly Father who loves us more than we can comprehend.

How I live my faith

Currently, I am serving as a leader to some beautiful 16-18 year old girls. I teach them principles of the gospel and I learn many things from them as I teach these young women. I also accompany the ward choir, meeting once a week to practice songs to sing in our church meetings. Also, I have the opportunity to visit teach two women in my ward. We get to share our testimonies and make lasting friendships.